Many people are so eager to diet that they don’t slow down, take a step back and see if they are ready to get started on one. If you are not truly ready to diet, you are just setting yourself up to fail.
The most common mistake many people make is starting a diet during a super busy time in their life. When you are busy, time is of the essence. A major snag in diets is the preparation for foods take a little longer than just grabbing fast food. You also might find yourself a bit stressed, which usually leads to turning to comfort foods being eaten.
Another time you should avoid starting a diet is during the holiday season. Now, if you had started the diet months before it’s fine, but trying to start a diet at the peak of big, family meals is just asking for trouble. Once you see all the great food you will more than likely be telling yourself “Oh, I think I’ll start my diet next week.” It’s just not a good idea to try and pull off a diet during the peak eating season.
Finally, you should probably avoid starting a diet if you are living with or going to be around a bunch of people who are not on some type of diet of their own. I know it takes some dedication to try and get the results you are looking for, but if you are surrounded by a bunch of people who are eating pizza every night for dinner and candy bars for snacks, the temptations just make it really difficult to have any sort of success in dieting.
If you can overcome any of these scenarios, more power to you. It is really up to the individual, just know that the majority of failed diets happen because of these instances in life. You can increase your success rate by starting your diet in more ideal situations.